Book — 1 online resource (ix, 354 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), music
Foreword / by Professor John Cook
Part 1. What I want to write ; On not being too obvious ; Every composer is different ; Being non-linear
Part 2. Starting with rhythm ; Starting with pitch ; Being harmonious ; Coming together ; Further afield ; Continuing with pitch ; More on rhythm ; Structural forms
Part 3. Melody into accompaniment ; Harmony and chords ; Sextets ; Duos, trios, quartets ; Quintets ; Solos ; Composing for orchestra ; Instrumentation novum ; Text into music ; Strategies.
Parametric Composition is an e-book introducing a progressive and very different way of thinking about the art and practice of music composition. This is achieved by networking the core symbolic parameters of music for human performance - pitch, rhythm, duration, tonality, dynamics and expression. Using a scripted coding language enables instant, far-reaching and interactive parametric change within score design and structure.